The Public



Maryland Hall Main Theater Thu, Mar 21, 2019 7:30 PM
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Film Info
Section:Opening Night
Release Year:2018
Runtime:122 mins
Film Type:Feature
Production Country:USA
Director:Emilio Estevez
Produced By:Emilio Estevez
Taylor Estevez
Alex Lebovici
Lisa Niedenthal
Steve Ponce
Screenwriter:Emilio Estevez
Cinematographer/DP:Juan Miguel Azpiroz
Editing By:Richard Chew
Yang Hua Hu
Music By:Tyler Bates
Joanne Higginbottom
Cast:Emilio Estevez
Taylor Schilling
Jena Malone
Christian Slater
Alec Baldwin
Gabrielle Union


At the end of a particularly cold winter day in Cincinnati, the staff at a downtown public library is preparing to close for the night. Upon learning that emergency shelters are at capacity during this dangerous cold spell, a group of homeless patrons refuse to leave the building, and a sympathetic librarian is forced to make a decision that may have devastating effects on his life. What begins as an impromptu act of civil disobedience turns into a major stand-off with riot police, a no-nonsense mediator and a cunningly ambitious DA, complete with ravenous news reporters and the watchfully invested public eye. With a star-studded cast - led and directed by Emilio Estevez, who plays the librarian with great emotion and intensity - this is the story of a deeply humanistic crisis, filled with fundamental tension and relatability between the disenfranchised and the powers that be. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union. (USA, 2018, 122 min., Drama)

Following the screening of The Public, please join us at the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel Country at the Wiley H. Bates Building located at 121 S. Villa Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 to toast the night away with signature cocktails, an array of hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment.